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How to arrange a community care assessment

... help with their personal care because of serious illness, disability, mental health challenges or frailty due to their age it's likely they're eligible ... a community care assessment. Your parent's local authority has a duty to assess their needs as soon as they're aware your parent needs help ...

How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease?

... tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease? dementia, alzheimer's, mental health, memory Dementia is a frightening prospect. How can we ... if our parents have it? Could we get it? Are there any treatments? We've been talking to Re:Cognition Health, the " ...

Will I inherit mum's Alzheimer's?

... Will I inherit mum's Alzheimer's? DEMENTIA, MENTAL HEALTH, ALZHEIMERS, MEMORY Dear Lesley My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's a couple ... years ago although it was clear for several years before then that she had dementia. I'm 52 years old and worried I'm going down ...

How to help your parent live well with Multiple Sclerosis

... to help your parent live well with Multiple Sclerosis speech therapy, mental health, mobility, independence While more than 100,000 people ... Multiple Sclerosis in the UK there are many facts and fictions surrounding the condition that have led to common misconceptions. MS is not a ...

Is loneliness now an epidemic among the elderly?

... an epidemic among the elderly? loneliness, community, companionship, mental health Loneliness among the UK's ageing population is widely publicised as a ... hazard which can increase the risk of depression, dementia and heart attacks. The size of the loneliness challenge The Campaign to End Loneliness ...

Tips for caring from a distance

... Tips for caring from a distance guilt, mental health, eldercare, carer Helping parents who don't live just round the corner is ... complicated, but there are many things that we can do to ease their situation. Sally offers some tips gleaned from her experience of ...

The benefits of care over the phone

... benefits of care over the phone loneliness, eldercare, communication, mental health John Wilson, Project Director of Link Line London, shares ... expertise in the field of telephone support and talks about the benefits of care over the phone. I was active in my local community ...

Christmas gifts for our parents

... gifts for our parents christmas, gifts, memory, mobility, mental health Buying presents for our parents that they'll really appreciate can get ... . Do you go for the tried and trusted or take a risk with something new? You've landed on our 2013 gift list. ...

How to keep your parent safe and prevent wandering

... be a common problem as our parents get older and perhaps have mental health challenges to cope with. Dementia is often the cause of ... in later life which brings its own difficulties in terms of managing your parent's safety and independence. Whether your parent has developed a tendency ...

How to cope with sleep problems in the elderly

... as the evening approaches. Keeping your parents' minds active with mentally stimulating hobbies such as completing crossword or Sudoku puzzles, jigsaws and ... become more prone to sleep issues. Their sleep patterns change and health conditions can get in the way of a good night's rest. ...